Looking for something to do this weekend? WCPO has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks.
1. Cincinnati Pride Festival and Parade
Need a reason to celebrate outrageously this weekend? Decorate yourself with bright-colored garments and accessories and hitch a ride downtown to partake in the annual Pride celebration. Saturday morning, root for all of your favorite LGBT-friendly organizations as they festively parade through the streets of downtown and relish their show-stopping displays.
Head to Sawyer Point afterward to continue the celebration at the Pride Festival. Then, head out to Covington for a second round at the Northern Kentucky Pride Festival.
Get more details here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/cincinnati-pride-festival-returns) .
2. Northside Rock n' Roll Carnival
Beer connoisseurs and music lovers (though the two usually come hand in hand), may you rejoice under the same sunny sky! The Northside area is proud to present its annual Rock n’ Roll Carnival held at Jacob Hoffner Park, featuring loads of local and regional beer, food and music — all for free. With the support from the lovely Cincinnati community, the carnival has grown into one heck of an event.
For more information on the bands and festivities click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/northside-rock-n-roll-carnival) .
3. Tri-State Antique Market
Looking for a new furniture for a rustic rehab? Some war memorabilia or piece of history to add to a collection? Or simply a cute vintage piece to decorate with? The Tri-State Antique Market is the second-hand shopper’s mecca for pre-owned items.
The fair boasts its unique and eclectic finds, all of which are required to be at least 30 years old and out of production.
Find out more here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/tri-state-antique-market) .
4. Celebrate Social Media Day
Social Media Day is an opportunity to celebrate the evolution of social media and technology. This is the third year for the event, which was started by the website Mashable.com in 2010.
Hundreds of meetups are organized across the globe, where people can meet face to face and network with others in their city.
This year's Social Media Day for the Tri-State will take place on the Purple People Bridge on Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. The party kicks off at 6 p.m. and then moves to Jefferson Hall until 9 p.m.
For more information on the event or to RSVP click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/celebrate-social-media-day-in-the-tri-state) .
5. The Second City 2: Less Pride...More Pork
If you haven’t yet caught this hilarious evening of poking fun at Cincinnatians’ foibles and sacred cows — or should I say pigs? — you have only a few more days. The team, a product of the legendary comedy troupe from Chicago, has been tickling our local funny bones since late April, but the fun can’t go on forever, although heaven knows we have a bottomless well of material.
Improv is the fuel that drives these five witty performers, and every night they’re up to new tricks to entertain audiences. Saturday night is the final performance. Plus there is air conditioning.
Click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/the-second-city-2-less-pridemore-pork) for more information.
6 . Humanity Outpost: Wishing for world peace
Here’s a wish for world peace, or at least the often-overlooked World Peace Bell. Do your small part while giving some attention to the Newport landmark during the Humanity Outpost, through July 22. Whimsical and uplifting steel sculptures by Springdale artist Edward Casagrande, featuring the likes of hearts and angels, will join the bell as symbols of “community, connectivity and good intentions.” Activities and attractions throughout the three weeks include daily yoga classes, dance and music, with a World Choir Games concert at 3 p.m.
Get more information here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/humanity-outpost-wish-for-world-peace-in-nky) .
7. Madeira Centennial Criterium Bike Race
Well, it’s time to dust off that old 10-speed and throw on your peddlin’ shoes — the Madeira Centennial Criterium Bike Race is upon us. The only criterion for the criterium is to own a bike, so everyone from pro riders to those with training wheels are welcome to ride.
The one-mile course weaves around the streets of Madeira and includes two 180-degree turns. Cash and prizes are available for the winners of each heat.
For more details click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/madeira-centennial-criterium-bike-race) .
8. MidPoint Indie Summer Series
One of the Tri-State's staple summer events returns this Friday on Fountain Square. Every week local, regional and international acts take the stage as part of the MidPoint Indie Summer Series.
This week's acts include the Psychodots, Roger Klug and the Tigerlilies.
Get more information on the Indie Summer Series here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/midpoint-indie-summer-series-lineup-announced) .
9. Comedian Cash Levy performs in Montgomery
Comedian Cash Levy has a Queen City connection. “My father is from Cincinnati, so I have a lot of family here,” says Levy, who came into town a week early to attend his cousin’s wedding.
Levy feels Cincinnati comedy crowds are very receptive, making this city a great place for his stand-up. He performs this weekend at Go Bananas.
For ticket or general information click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/cash-levy-performs-in-montgomery) .
Other things to do in the Tri-State:
Fourth of July celebrations
Fourth of July is right around the corner, and WCPO is ready for the Tri-State's festivities. We've compiled a list of activities and firework shows taking place over the next week.
Find out what celebrations are going on in your neighborhood here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/4th-of-july-fireworks-and-celebrations-in-the-tri-state-2012) .
Check out Northern Kentucky's newest burger joint
What do ground beef, onomatopoeia and a slew of fresh ingredients have in common? Well, nothing, really, unless you’re at the new gourmet burger restaurant WhackBurger in Covington. The small restaurant has been open for about a month now, serving big, juicy burgers with creative toppings right across the street from Madison Theater.
Read CityBeat's review here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/unique-ingredients-comic-books-inspire-new-burger-joint) .
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